April 26, 2009

LAA Annual Show & Sale

This past weekend was the Lambeth Art Association 37th Annual Show and Sale. Weather and attendance was great for the three day event. Many (I have not heard an official count yet) original works of art were sold, including two of mine. Both graphite and ink.

KOLF No. 4 GH 17 - This is the fourth in the KOLF series. Walking down any fairway you can sense the tradition and history of the sport. You can almost feel the presence of the likes of Bobby Jones and Babe Zaharias. The hole depicted here is Greenhill's number 17th, the first hole I birdied at his course, which make it my favourite hole at this course.

View from the Dock No. 2 - A drawing completed on location last summer while on vacation in the Muskokas, on Six Mile Lake. After seeing a black bear on route from the golf course to the cottage, I decided I should stay close to the cottage while drawing. This drawings was done while sitting on the dock directly in front of the cottage.

April 25, 2009


Tidewater (9" x 13", Ink and Graphite) One of the courses we played while on vacation in Mrytle Beach was Tidewater Golf Club, located just a short drive north. I liked the holes that bordered the marsh area and had views of North Myrtle Beach in the distance. With views that spectacular, it was easier to forget that fact that I three putted again.

Tidewater Golf Club opened to public play in February of 1990. That year Tidewater was honored by being selected as The Best New Public Course In America by "Golf Digest", and one of the top 10 new courses by "Golf Magazine." Never before or since has one course received both these honors.

April 21, 2009

Back from Holidays

Back from golf holidays. Planned on doing lots of drawing and painting, but the week of golf came and went with only a handful of drawings in my sketchbook. The Azaleas were in full bloom, always planted in amazing masses. Our accommodation had the most spectacular views of the ocean, as we were on the front corner of the building. And finally the golf courses were beautiful and extremely challenging, with my favourites being the courses that overlooked the sea marsh natural areas.

April 10, 2009

Baseball Season

Vintage Baseball Collage No. 1 (6.5" x 10", Graphite and Ink) In honor of baseball season opening this week. I started, on Monday night with the central figure from a book Troy got from his father, then I added the spectators from another baseball book. I then searched the internet for a baseball glove circa 1920, then baseball pitch sequence and graphic lines were added. At that point it was not unified, so Troy suggested a pennant, faintly in the background. This is finished product, started Monday, finished Friday, with a segment of drawing everyday.

April 2, 2009

London Hunt and Country Club

London Hunt and Country Club, Hole No. 2 (6" x 9 ", Ink and Graphite) From photo taken while playing there last summer. This par three hole is fast becoming the Club`s signature hole, mainly because of this intimidating water hazard. This was before the downpour of rain, which emptied the course of players. We waited out the rain and were able to finish our round on this beautiful and perfectly manicured golf course.

Just playing around with watercolour and ink, working from a live model. This was short pose of about 20 minutes, not much time considering watercolour takes a long time to dry. I'm not looking for a perfectly, polished painting, I am after a painting that has a simple, free feeling to it.